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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
where it needed to be. >> changed that city. >>> right now let's get a check on your morning roads. still early but mike inouye hard at work. >> i'm tracking folks who were hard at work all night. road crews out here. we're looking at oakland with a light volume of traffic as you might expect at 4:31. typical road crews between coliseum and 980 as you head into downtown. losing a couple lanes at a time and no slowing there. watching the bay bridge as well. a smooth drive. in the foreground you see incline and taillights heading toward treasure island and at the top of the screen folks out of the city on the lower deck. you can see a light volume of traffic. there is a bit of construction over on the east shore freeway not causing slowdowns and we're always watching the city by the bay because we got a big game coming up with san francisco playing on sunday. we have to focus. we all have to focus. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. we'll have more on that coming up in just a bit. >>> rising concerns in the east bay this morning where nearly every city dealing with a double di
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00am PST
, the victims were not seriously hurt. >>> a massive tent city in san jose filled with homeless people has been getting bigger and bigger. and now that city is gearing up to clear everybody out. the makeshift encampment is located on spring street between taylor and heading streets. the city says it's now grown to have at least 100 people living there. nbc bay area's arturo santiago is live there this morning. arturo, you had the chance to talk to some of these people. what's the plan for where they'll be heading after the encampment? >> reporter: a lot of them just plain don't know, jon. the number of homeless who are currently living in this field off of spring street, the number only keeps growing in the last few weeks. so much so that the city's decided to take deliberate action to move out the encampment. dozens of tents are scattered throughout the field. the population of the tent city has grown to more than so100. the goal is to have this tent city gone by the end of the first week in march. the city's nonprofit organizations have been reaching out to the homeless camping in the area, o
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
broke out again. goulet was killed. hillary bryant said her city is in deep mourning. >> it has rocked our community to our foundation. >> reporter: chief vogel said his concern is making sure officers get the support they need during this difficult time. >> this is the darkest day in the history of the department. >> detective butler is survived by her partner and two young boys. sergeant baker leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a son who works for the department as a community service officer. the santa cruz police department holding a news conference to update the on going investigation that will happen at 11:30. >> the suspect was killed in the gun fight. 35-year-old jeremy goulet. report ohedly in 2008 he was found guilty in portland of peeping at a woman as she showered. he was convicted of carrying a gun without a permit last friday. the sentinel said he was arrested by police for disorderly conduct. an employee of a local coffee shop told the paper goulet was fired saturday from his job after he broke into a co-worker's home friday night and tried to sexually assault her.
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
, it certainly doesn't make sense when a championship trashed the city. but that's what happens. victory in san francisco has been plagued by violence. the last time they won the super bowl in 1995, there were close to 200 arrests in the city after the game. and after the world series celebration, fires, vandalism, you name it. so what's going to happen this sunday? nbc is live in san francisco where one sports fan knows just how quickly a celebration can turn ugly. >> that's right, jessica. 49ers fans are excited about the big game. some are right here at city hall takes pictures of the building awash in red and gold. but there is concern about celebrations getting out of hand. no one wants a repeat of world series victory violence. >> reporter: 49ers fans are ready. >> it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: lifelong 49ers fan is hoping for a big win. but plans to avoid post-game street celebrations. >> when it gets later at night and people have been drinking, win or lose, it's going to be something to keep an eye on. >> reporter: timiney knows it can get ugly fast. smashing windows and ligh
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
december including a falcon, two crows and another raccoon in palo alto. >>> that growing tent city near san jose is now coming down. the camp near guadalupe river north of columbus park there. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago is live in san jose with what the city is planning to do about it and when they're planning to do it. arturo, good morning. >> reporter: the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population of the tent city in fact has swelled to more than 100 people and the city of san jose now has plans to move the encampment out the first week in march. now the site is located along spring street between taylor and heading streets. it's in a large grassy field near the guadalupe river park. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleaned up by caltrans and that displaced the homeless camping in those areas. mayor chuck reed says the people are trespassing here and there are no sanitary facilities and city cannot have people living i
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> search crews have found a body in the rubble of a kansas city restaurant that was destroyed by an explosion and fire last night. the body has not been identified, but one employee at that restaurant is still missing. the massive fire was triggered by a natural gas explosion yesterday evening near an upscale shopping area not far from downtown kansas city. as of now, officials say 16 people were hurt. three of them seriously. the exact cause of the plablast under investigation. but witnesses reported smelling natural gas hours before that explosion. >>> a disturbing story out of southern california. a body found wedged in the water tank on the roof of a downtown l.a. hotel has been identified as that of a missing canadian woman. her body was found yesterday after guests complained of low water pressure. police are still investigating how her body ended up in that water tank. >>> pleasant hill police this morning releasing new sketches of two suspects wanted for a home invasion robbery. investigators say the pair targeted a home back on february 7th on wendy drive just off int
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that huge explosion and fire in the downtown area. but it's just one of the cities in the path. mike, good evening. >> and good evening, brian. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths here in kansas city. a wall of white rolled through this morning, dumping snow, as much as 3 inches an hour, shutting down the airport and causing a state of emergency. that scene was repeated across many cities and areas of the midwest. armed with snowplows and shovels, the midwest today tried its best to fight back against a wicked winter storm that brought strong winds. near whiteout conditions. even thundersnow. as the deadly system that brought record snow to arizona, oklahoma and texas swept into the great plains today, schools and businesses were closed, and transportation in several states nearly ground to a halt. in kansas, authorities closed dozens of roads and highways, including a 90-mile stretch of interstate 70. parts of the state were buried under more than 14 inches of snow today. it
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
the description of the second suspect. >>> some california cities right now battling the state over medical marijuana. for the very first time, the state supreme court is getting involved. the court hearing arguments today on whether local governments can ban medical marijuana dispensaries even though it's legal at the state level. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live at the court building in san francisco this morning and no doubt a lot of people paying attention to this one. >> reporter: that's right. good morning to you. you can bet dispensaries up and down the state will pay close attention to what happens here in san francisco today. right now about 200 cities and counties in california have some sort of limitation or ban in place. as you said, for the first time the state supreme court is going to weigh in on whether local governments actually have a right to go ahead and ban pot dispensaries within their borders. california voters legalized medical marijuana in 1996 but since then more bay area cities are limiting pot clubs or banning them all together. medical marijuana advoc
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
wrapped up here at pier 48 with ed lee announcing that this city's oldest manufacturer, the anchor brewing company, will be building a new brewery, restaurant and museum at this location, making them the first tena tenant. anchor brewing tells us they've outgrown their current location, which they'll still keep, but by adding pier 48, they'll quadruple their production of beer, bringing 200 new jobs to the city while at the same time, creating a new experience for fans of their brew, which has been in sf for 117 years now. >> we see this as being a bustling center in san francisco. there will be so much going on here. we'll have people wandering around here, going on tours. it will be a destination for locals and tourists alike, so we're very excited about the potential we have for exposing anchor to the world. >> so, what we see is increasingly the front door of the ballpark. people coming from the south bay into our ballpark and they have this great brew pub and manufacturing facility and then the rest of mission rock is a public park, kind of like a chrissy field for this side of town t
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a group of tourists from tijuana returning from big bear lake. >>> some california cities are battling the state over medical marijuana and for the first time the state supreme court is getting involved. the court will hear arguments today on whether local governments can ban medical marijuana pot clubs even though it's legal at the state level. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live at the court building in san francisco this morning. a lot of people paying attention to this. >> reporter: that's right. medical marijuana advocates up and down the state will be watching this one really closely. already about 200 cities and counties in california have a ban in place on pot dispensaries. for the first time the state supreme court is going to step in to decide whether cities can legally have the right to restrict these dispensaries. nearly three dozen bay area cities have bans or limitations in place. some arguing that cities really need to be able to control when and where these businesses operate. the impacts aren't always positive. dispensaries like amsterdam garden in san jo
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00am PST
championship. boohoo. the parade started at city hall and made its way to their stadium, where the players shared the trophy with the fans. >> fistill a great season. the super bowl set all kinds of records and not just down in new orleans. sports fans bidding a $98.9 million in nevada casinos for sunday's ball game. most of those bets coming from gamblers banking on the niners. twitter says there was a record number of super bowl posts as well. more than 24 million compared to the almost 14 million that happened last year. they're also near record ratings with 111 million watching. that was set in 2010 and 2011. >>> new this morning, pittsburgh police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a hit and run that injured a woman and two children. we have more with who that man is and the charges he's facing. >> good morning to you. neighbors tell us they're certain ly upset by this. among the people hit, two small children, but they also tell us they're not totally surprised that it happened at all. even where these people were crossing, they say that drivers often just don't slow dow
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
do have a crash earlier this morning that's why we're focusing on northbound 280 in daly city. you see slowing in both directions. minor injuries reported for the single car accident but there's also one lane blocking the northbound direction. that's why the southbound is distracted as well. we'll track that and two incidents on the east bay. back to you. >> tonight president barack obama stepping up to give his state of the union address. a speech aimed at building on the progressive themes i laid out during his inauguration. will it bring together a divided congress? tracie potts is live on capitol hill with more details on tonight's address. >> reporter: tonight instead of focusing on how budget cuts will affect the pentagon, president obama will focus on the middle class. cuts to head start, research and thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis on the need to continue to create jobs or to continue to have our manufacturing sector expand, that work isn't done. >> reporter: in the audience tonight, the parents of a slained chicago teenager who just marched in the inaugural c
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
so much. >> afscme could not reach a agreement with the city last time around so the city imposed a contract that included a pay cut. kelley had to give up a horse she had for 13 years and the supervisor lost her home. >> i work hard, i got my job, i saved for my house and i feel like it was tornway from me because of the budget cuts. you take 12% of my pay, for a single person. i cannot make my anymore. >> look at the difference in response times. four years ago, 95% of calls were answered in ten seconds. by the second quarter of this fiscal year, only 90% of calls were answered within the ten seconds. people calming 911 with emergencies waited 4.5 seconds ned of 2.5, and people calling 311 with nonemergencies waited nearly minute. the dispatchers say the job is getting harder and not because of the calls we take. >> and the not knowing, how much more are they going to take. how much more can you alter your life, there's a point you lose everything. >> now the city of san jose may end the year with a projected surplus of $10 million. even with that, mayor reed said that the city
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
's description of the suspect differed. >>> city college of san francisco students camping out this morning trying to get the chancellor's attention. they are holding a sit in at the main campus. they want the chancellor to meet with them to talk about school plans to avoid closure. the college is fighting to keep its accreditation after they were found to have an excessive number of campuses and high faculty costs. if the college fails to show adequate improvement, it could close in june. >>> boeing's troubled 787 dreamliner may soon take flight again. a few hours ago the company said it found a temporary fix for battery problems that have grounded the fleet and will present that plan to faa officials later today. boeing isn't giving specifics but the plan includes putting the batteries inside of a fire resistant container to prevent overheating. back in january all dreamliners were grounded worldwide after battery problems on two separate flights. if this plan is approved, boeing hopes to have the dreamliner up and flying again by april. >>> 4:37 right now. time to check back in with chri
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
they were deeply affected by the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. they will collect the guns at city hall in east palo alto from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. >>> dozens of people gathered in downtown palo alto to demand change. they held a vigil to show support for gun control. it was organized by the grass roots group organize for action. the message is protect kids, not guns. >> rallies are an opportunity for people to get together and for us to work together and push our politicians for change. >> love the turnover. people have their arms wrapped around this issue. >> this part of the national day of action to end gun violence. organizers are calling on congress to expand background checks. >>> it could be a game changer. a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer that was developed here in the bay area. oncologists are calling it a smart bomb. the drug is called kedsalia. 23 patients at kaiser hospitals will receive the drugs. oncologists say it delivers the benefit of chemo within the cancer cells so most patients can avoid side effects. >>> the fight to honor the bay area's his
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
in and it is a big production. a gun store goes in and we have no say in the matter. >> reporter: city leaders stay owners secured all permits and licenses and unlike massage parlors, they do not require a public hearing for firearm sales. >> there is no prohibition in the town code. >> reporter: but firearms laws may change in los gatos. the town manager is recommending changes including updating zoning laws to control where gun stores operate. requiring conditional use permits and requiring i.d. checks for ammunition sales. while town leaders debate the laws, andrea is hoping templar sports will leave. >> i would hope the gun store would move. >> reporter: supporters say the call to close the doors is unlawful. >> they've completed all the permits. they've gone through the paperwork that's required. i hate to see the sort of, i want to say bigotry pointed at them. >> reporter: three people tone store including a los gatos police officer. the managing partner assured the residents that he is operating within the law and promoting safety. >> we explained the laws to them. showed them how to properl
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
the latest. laura? >> we'll check back with you. thank you very much. an east bay city cracking down on interstate cafes. the hayward city council says the cafes are hot beds for online gambling. arturo santiago is live in hay wa hayward with what the city plans to do about it. >> reporter: the cafes have computer terminals that offer sweepstakes games which are an illegal type of slot machine and other types of gambling which are prohibited by state law. there are reportedly three of these cafes in hayward. there's world net business center in a strip small on 22000 block of vermont net collection across from city hall and ibiz on maple court. today hayward city council is going to consider an emergency ordinance that would prohibit these kinds of cafes during a 45-day moratorium. during that 45 days, city staff members will explore some long-term recommendations. options include extending the moratorium or even changing the city's zoning ordinance. after the city found out about the three locations, it sent letters earlier this month ordering them to shut down the sweepstakes compu
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
once he retires. we'll tell you what it is just ahead. >>> flipping the switch. we'll tell you why city streets throughout san jose are about to become brighter just ahead. >>> headed back to the international space station. space x gets this much closer. we'll take a look coming up. >> she had half of her dinner and headed north and just kept heading north and heading north. >> heading north. >> heading wherever she wants to go. soaring the skies over the bay. the high tech twist that helped rescuers tail a bald eagle on a three-day flight. we'll have that just ahead. >>> it's been said many times before anything worth having is worth waiting for. i guess we'll find out later tonight if that's truly the case when the san jose city council gets its very first look at a plan to revitalize japantown. the original plan had to be shelved when the economy took a turn for the worst five years ago. bob redell is live with more on why this thing has new life now. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. for many years the city of san jose has wanted to redevelop this five to si
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
cookies, cakes and hot dogs named after the quarterback. to top it off, the city's mayor proclaimed this weekend colin kaepernick and the 49ers weekend. >>> stay with nbc bay area for complete super bowl coverage on air and online, including wall to wall coverage following the game. we have a team of reporters on the ground in new orleans, they'll have reactions from players, coaches and fans. >>> new information tonight in the death of a girl in fairfield. police released the girl's age today. she was 13 years old. investigators said she had been living with a foster family. the girl's body was found naked in a park in fair field yesterday morning. she was last seen leaving school thursday and had been reported missing from her foster family that night. police determined a cause of death but at this point are not releasing that information or her identity. >>> an oakland event turned deadly when an argument ended in gunfire. the shooting happened just before 11:00 near 20th and telegraph avenue. two groups of people who were downtown for the monthly art walk got into a confrontatio
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Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in midland city, alabama, with that story. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: lester, so far this standoff has lasted more than 97 hours and there's no end in sight. just up the road behind me police say the suspect has a heater, blankets, and plenty of supplies in that bunker. the delicate and tense standoff has police here in southeastern alabama on edge. s.w.a.t. teams and hostage negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ventilation pipe attached to the bunker. they would not say whether he's making any demands. dykes is a vietnam era veteran described by neighbors as a survivalist who doesn't trust the government. >> what the negotiators are trying to do is to build this psychological umbilical cord between themselves and mr. dykes to the point where he finally feels, okay. i am safe to come out. >> reporter: the standoff began tuesday a
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Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
. but tonight, no sign of the suspect. that massive manhunt up in the mountains and here in the city does continue. and brian, take a look at the officers here at lapd. motorcycle officers are being told to ride in squad cars for their protection. brian? >> miguel almaguer, thanks. >>> now, back east to washington. preparations under way for a potentially history-making snowstorm. along the eastern seaboard up to new england, it's happening the way the worst of them happen. two storms coming together, joining forces, blizzard warnings are posted across a wide area. 50 million americans in the path of this one before it's all over. we have two reports tonight, ron mott in waltham, mass, meteorologist jim cantore in boston. ron, first to you. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there was a big rush on this store earlier today. they're expecting more people tonight and in the morning as they head in to pick up things like shovels, batteries, flashlights, gas cans, ahead of what could be a top-ten winter storm of all-time. as the storm barrels eastward today, it dumped a lo
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
metropolitan cities. a look at oakland right now getting moderate to heavy rainfall. that's going to continue to be the case as we head throughout the morning hours. i want to show you the bay bridge, richmond san rafael bridge hit hard. travel cautiously through there. expecting gusty winds today. potential for strong thunderstorms to develop. highs are going to be cool. only ending up in upper 40s and low 50s. let's take a look at your drive this morning. 6:03. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we'll illustrate exactly what you're talking about. here is the bay bridge. the big build is just on now just after 6:00. we expect the build but they may have turned metering lights on early. you see wet roads on the approach. you see lights and backup past the 880 over crossing building in less than five minutes. we'll take you to another look. this is from emeryville. looking at berkeley west 80 commute direction into the area. you see rain on the lenses and you see the build for the commute. a bad combination. the sensors show yellow coming down through richmond out of hercules down so expect
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
homeless encampment in san jose is getting bigger and now the city gearing up to clear everyone out. the city says at least 100 people are now living in the makeshift tent city on spring street. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago live at the encampment this morning. when everyone will be forced out, are they going to try to send these folks to shelters? >> reporter: that's what they're going to try to do. the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population as you said of the tent city has swelled to more than 100 people and now the city of san jose has plans to move the encampment out during the first week of march. the site is located along spring street betwe street. it's near the guadalupe river park which is land that belongs to the city and the san jose airport. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleared up by caltrans and that displaced homeless camping in those areas. with this area, mayor chuck reed says the people are tresp
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
over the timeline again, mason and filbert shut down. the city hopes to have mason back open within a couple of hours. the cable car line could be longer. in the meantime they are going to have a bus shuttle to make up for this part of service that can't be running because of the debris on the line. filbert will be shut down for hours. that's where a lot of digging will be taking place. filbert at mason will be shut down to late morning, early afternoon. reporting live in san francisco. bob riddell, "today in the bay." >> happening now, day two of the bond hearing for oscar pistorius wrapping up in a south african courtroom. a day filled with more tears and deet about the valentine's day shooting that killed his girlfriend. the prosecution now pushing for premeditated murder while the defense said it was a mistake. marla has the details. we're hearing the prosecution started the day with a witness statement. >> that's right. as you mentioned we are just learning the bail hearing is wrapping up now without a decision from the magistrate so pistorius will spend another night in jail.
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the city address. last year he talked about his vision for san jose which included building up many services that had been shortchanged for years. the police overtime numbers we just heard about might suggest that mayor reed failed. is that true? sam brock dusts off last year's state of the city address to see if the mayor kept his props to the people of san jose? >> raj, one thing is undeniably true. it's been a tough last few years for the city of san jose. shrinking budgets, layoffs, pension reform. but mayor reed said last year those measures would pave the way for restoring services. now, what did we find in the mayor largely delivered on his promise, but funding it still shrank for the city's most critical services. >> is san jose finally on the rise after years of crippling cuts to core government functions? in his 2012 state of the city address, the mayor offered sympathy over some tough medicine in recent years, like cuts to the police and fire departments and pension reforms but then told the audience the physical pain would be rewarded. >> thanks to the city council willi
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
salt lake city, where the mormon church sponsors 99% of local scout troops. parents there, scouting leaders say, overwhelmingly oppose a change. >> and we want to best reflect the feelings of the institutions here locally that sponsor scouting and we need time to put that together. >> reporter: now both sides are hoping that time is on their side. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> and we turn now to weather in the news. a lot of folks on the east coast, especially in new england, are all riled up for the potential arrival of a big snow-making weather system. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us tonight. jim, what's on the way? >> yeah, hey, brian. this on the 35th anniversary of the famous blizzard of '78 which pretty much shut down boston. right now boston under a blizzard watch. i expect others to follow. portland, southern new hampshire, even parts of connecticut i think as confidence grows in the forecast. in play thursday, chicago and atlanta. we will have issues there, obviously, at the airports. by 5:30 friday morning, this model says, hey, it will be s
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
were doing business every day all day at this county office? on most city streets, you park, you pay. unless you have one of these. and on fourth and fifth between broadway and washington in oakland, it seems like almost everyone does. i've noticed a lot of placards. there is never any street parking. >> a lot of people do on this street here. >> reporter: so we set up watch after getting a tip from a viewer who became suspicious when he noticed the plethora of placards here. the county health services, the coroner, the sheriff's office and right across from oakland pd. do you work over here? you do? >> reporter: we observed people with placards running from their cars, carrying boxes, even balancing on high heels. and while you can't always spot the disability just by looking at someone, we could see why this spot stood out. how often are your patients asking you for one of these placards? >> i get a request at least once a week. >> reporter: cardiologist walter savidge says he signs just one or two requests a year because he wants his patients to exercise, and because -- >> there i
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am PST
money to keep the raiders in oakland. city officials say the league is concerned about fan support as we give you a live look over o-dot-co. the 49ers were able to charge more for premium seating in the new stadium but league oh ficials don't believe oakland could do the same. as it is, the raiders are having trouble selling out home games and are sometimes blacked out on tv as a result. the league will not give the raiders money for a new stadium but the team has the right to apply for a league loan of up to $200 million. >> the bay area may be in the running to host the 2024 summer olympic games. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to mayors of 35 cities including san francisco, san jose and sacrament to gauge interest in potential bids. los angeles, dallas and tulsa, oklahoma, among the cities that expressed interest. the u.s. hasn't hosted a summer games since atlanta in 1996. salt lake city was the last to stage the winter games in 2002. >> that would be a spectacle here in the bay area. >> got some stadiums we could use. >> it would be very good. atlanta was fun. maybe it will
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> the great american city of kansas city was rocked to its core last night. a huge explosion at a popular restaurant, well-known locally and to business travelers. one person has been found dead. the search for more possible victims goes on. and there's a big early indicator as to the cause. nbc's john yang with us tonight from the scene. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this evening we're learning new details. the gas company says that 45 minutes before the explosion tore that restaurant apart, they tried to get people to leave. the blast was so strong, it rocked buildings blocks away. >> boom! everything just exploded. it was just the scariest thing i ever witnessed. >> reporter: the fire was so big, it engulfed a city block, raging out of control for about two hours. >> the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze at its height of four-alarm fire. authorities said 15 people were taken to area hospitals, at least one of them in critical condition. once the fire was out, firefighters combed the de
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
. >>> the city of san jose is working on a plan to fix the bad roads. that's the good news. on the downside, taxpayers will likely flip that bill. the city says nearly a quarter of its roadways are in fact in poor condition and by 2020, every road would be in that category. city leaders proposing a series of taxes to help increase funding for road work. the possible taxes include a quarter or a half cent sales tax increase as well as a bond measure that would cost the average homeowner about $100 a year. >>> about 4:35 now. the academy awards wrapped up last night with plenty of big winners. >> "argo." >> first lady michelle obama announced the biggest prize best picture which went to ben affleck's thriller about the rescue of six american hostages in iran. affleck produced, directed and starred in the film which won three oscars including best adapted screen play. "life of pi" took home best detector and daniel day-lewis won his third oscar for best actor for his starring role in "lincoln." >> my fellow nominees, my equals, my bests, i'm proud to be included as one against you. >> you are
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Feb 13, 2013 4:30am PST
." >> welcome back. 4:44. city leaders calling for a hearing over concerns the city may have to pick up a $20 million tab for the america's cup sailing races. much of the money was to come from private donations but fund-raising stalled. the race has been down sized from a dozen teams to three. >> intel venturing into new territory later this year. a lot of people wondering how wall street will react to the state of the union address. good morning. >> good morning, john. futures are slightly higher as the markets don't appear to be reacting much to the president's state of the union address. stocks were split tuesday as the dow and s&p 500 both hit new multi year highs. but the nasdaq ended lower. the dow is just 1% from its all-time high. we get data today on retail sales, import prices and business inventories. the dow rising 47 points to 14,018. the nasdaq slipping five to 3186 and intel is getting into the tv business. they will launch an online tv service this year to stream live shows and on demand content. intel is in talks with several content providers. the company has struggled to g
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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the middle of a large city, a reminder they say that even smaller objects threatening earth should be a wake-up call. >> we knew factually we lived in a celestial falling rock zone, but friday taught us, reminded us that we live in a shooting gallery, in fact, we got into a crossfire. >> reporter: the power of the universe on display here on earth. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> with sadness and curiosity, people in south africa turned to their televisions tonight to watch the young woman who was shot to death allegedly at the hands of famed olympic runner oscar pistorius. two days after the killing, the pistorius family had more to say about that shooting. nbc's michelle kosinski is in south africa again for us tonight. >> reporter: hi, lester. oscar pistorius' family today strongly refuted that this was murder, and tonight here a production company decided to air the first segment of a television show his girlfriend had starred in and was excited about. >> you fall in love with being in love with love. just one love everywhere. >> reporter: this is a first look at model reeva st
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Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
, nearly 7 in wichita and 11 inches of snow in kansas city. at least three deaths have been blamed on the storm, two from traffic accidents. but roof collapses also pose a danger. heavy, wet snow brought down this roof on a horse arena in shawnee, kansas. fortunately, no people or horses were injured. in amarillo, texas, truckers don't know when it will be safe to get back on the roads. >> i'm feeling a lot of frustration. i've got a high-dollar load that has to go out. >> reporter: kansas city is still recovering from last week's storm. and with even snow plows stuck, there may be a lot more scenes like this pickup truck towing a kansas city bus to safety. as the storm moves north, detroit struggles to keep 2,000 miles of road clear, while officials in nearby macomb county are worried about keeping the power on. >> with this wet snow, it concerns us, so we are concentrating in some of those questionable trees that might fall across the roadway. >> reporter: at chicago's o'hare airport, as the snow piles up, so do the cancellations. hundreds of flights canceled already, and the sno
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
privately the santa cruz police department, too, closed its doors and put the city in the hands of the sheriff's department and the chp. >> it's wonderful that they reach out to each other and we -- >> reporter: the support of their community. >> and we love them and that we honor their -- the loved ones that died and that we are there for them in spirit and in prayer. >> reporter: now, again, that vigil continues at the loudoun nelson community center through 8:00 if you want to show up. we'll show you details of that at 11:00. we also know that there are other events, services, vigils, planned for later on in the week and, of course, we'll let you know about those as well. in santa cruz, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, we will see you at 11:00. we invite to you stay with us here for our continuing coverage of this story both on air and on 0line. just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com to find the latest updates as well as raw video from today's press briefing. that's nbcbayarea.com. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the families of two east bay cyclists feared kidnapped in pe
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
in police custody. and then, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, sh
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
, more money that is what santa clara's mayor says is coming to his city. he envisions a bright future following today's announcement of the expansion of a tech company, along with the 49ers' new stadium. nbc bay area's george kiriyama sat down. >> reporter: in recent years, the city of santa clara has had to dip into its reserves, just to function as a city. but those days may be over soon, because right now santa clara is in the middle of a construction boom. nvidia, the new 49ers stadium, the new apple expansion. santa clara is experiencing a building boom. >> santa clara is absolutely on fire. >> reporter: and city leaders love it. >> nvidia is the best example that we have right now. >> reporter: chip maker nvidia will be bulldozing the buildings to make way for a new futurie ic headquarters. thousands of more jobs. >> with every new project coming in like nvidia, it makes me more and more confident every day. i think the best of our days are to come. i think we're going to be able to not only restore but add services back. >> reporter: that's what city leaders would love to see.
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Feb 21, 2013 4:30am PST
official is apologizing this morning. the city administrator mistakenly accused wolfe of releasing a letter about a short-term lease extension in oakland to the media but not coliseum authority officials. that, however, was not true and after being told of santana's claim, wolfe fired out an e-mail saying it's sad when someone is devoted to harm someone else's reputation. yesterday santana apologized for the mistake calling it human error. >>> hosting those 2024 summer olympic games is an exciting proposition. the city of san jose says it simply doesn't have the money to make a bid. mayor chuck reed says it takes billions of dollars to host olympic games. a price tag just too heavy for a city that's still struggling to keep cops on the streets. san jose was one of 35 cities invited by the u.s. olympic committee to bid for those games. san francisco and sacramento were also asked. san francisco mayor ed lee says he wants to establish a permanent nonprofit organization to work on securing major events like the olympic games. >> not a bad idea because it keeps coming up. it would be nice. >> 4
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
in a san francisco street. the city's public utilities commission says a 61-year-old pipe broke yesterday morning. the city still industrying to figure out why the pipe burst. "today in the bay's" christie smith is gathering the information. she'll have a live report coming up at 6:30. >>> well, as they continue to clean up, at least there's nice weather out there. got to look on the bright side. >> good cleaning weather. >> anyone who works outdoors is definitely enjoying this warm-up. it's still wintertime. we're still about 21 days out from the official start of spring. we're starting out nice and clear and nice and mild this morning. this, of course, san jose, show you the clear sky overhead. the sun starting to make an appearance. it will be up in about 40 minutes. and we are going to get some great looking sunrise shots. so if you don't have anywhere to go, just stay where you are. we'll show them to you. 43 degrees in livermore. 49 in oakland and 45 in san mateo. if you do have somewhere to go, mike's her to help you out. as we head throughout the day, temperatures will be really c
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Feb 19, 2013 2:05am PST
studios, hollywood, universal city walk. have a great show. >> oh, oh, oh, oh. >> can you feel the love? >> hoda, we can feel the love. we are so in love with southern california. >> sit down. take a load off. >> get comfy. get cozy. >> we have a little issue here at universal studios, hollywood on city walk. we want to thank the los angeles bureau -- >> l.a. tourism board. >> that's what i meant. >> we keep thanking them every day. if i had my way, we would keep thanking them for the next two months, you know what i'm saying? >> of course you would. since you came out today on this beautiful sun-splashed day in l.a., somebody in this audience is going to get an incredible prize. now, you don't even know what we're talking about, but we're going to pick names out of a bowl or a wine glass and we are going to choose somebody. >> that's closer by. what's that supposed to mean, ma'am? >> anyway, we've been having a lot of fun. we want to wish a happy birthday to the folks here at city walk because it's their 20th birthday. >> happy 20th birthday. >> who knew? >> we've got some bir
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
the first step to do the same. >> let there be light, san jose is stepping out of the darkness. the city shut off hundreds of street lights. now with the budget under control, the biggest city is flipping the switch. kimberly, why now and how will it help? >> reporter: they have the money now and they've been repeating so many complaints, they say it's time to act. city leaders say street lights are not just for a -- they are also for safety and those living in the darkest areas were complaining about that very issue. san jose will be a little brighter thanks to a plan the city council approved allowing for 900 street lights to be turned back on. >> san jose is a long way from becoming paris but we will be the city of lights for thousands of our residents in the coming months. >> along our major corridors, blossom hill road, every third or fourth light is out. so we're turning those lights back on will make a difference. >> reporter: the lights were shut off in 2008 as part of department budget cuts. >> in the throes of our darkest budgetary days we saved about $92,000 by keeping lights
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
says it looks like gothem city. it does. grab your coat. something to peel off later today. talking about sweater weather by noon and short sleeves later on today. 38 in san jose right now. 31 degrees to start in gilroy. temperatures are crisp out there. we're basically going to see a repeat performance for monday. plentiful p.m. sun. through wednesday, temperatures start to warm up. two to three degrees. hazy sunshine on the way. and then toward the end of the week, we approach record territory. very warm temperatures for the middle of winter in the bay area. we'll talk about that. get the seven-day forecast ready in the next report. for today, 64 degrees inland. 62 degrees at the coast. it's a traffic tuesday. let's check your drive with mike inouye. >> good morning. it's traffic tuesday with changes for the south bay. first of all, the flashing lights at the bottom of the screen some sort of van just arrived on scene. i hope it's not a tv crew trying to show the onramp changes because this particular interchange has been the same for quite some time. there are no changes here exc
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00am PST
place now investigating the city's fifth homicide of the new year. police say a man in his teens was stabbed to death near san jose high yesterday afternoon. this happened on north 21st street not too far from downtown san jose. so far no arrests have been made. >>> a terrifying tale from the couple to last speak to ex-cop christopher dorner. jim and karen reynolds entered their condo in big bear on tuesday and found borner inside. the minute he saw them, he pulled out a gun and told them to stay calm. then he spent the next 15 minutes talking to them. >> he wouldn't hurt us if we did what he said and followed his directions. it would be okay. >> what were you thinking? >> i didn't believe him. i thought he was going to kill us. >> we saw so many pictures of him and while he talked to me he said i know i know who i am. >> i don't have a problem with you. i just want to clear my name. >> dorner tied them up and gagged them and covered their heads with pillowcases. he stole their car and then just took off. karen managed to get free and she called 911. it was that call that set int
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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
and marketing as a great american city prepares to host the biggest football game of the year. >>> and later, our visit to the other big game this coming weekend. >>> well, super bowl weekend is here with everybody gearing up for the parties, the food, beyonce at halftime, the ads, the unsanctioned wagering, the dueling brothers back story. and at some point, the actual game. nbc's janet shamlian reports tonight from new orleans. ♪ >> reporter: new orleans has always known how to throw a party. but it's never been more ready than on this weekend. >> good hospitality, good food. it's awesome. >> reporter: primed for its close-up, and polished as bright as the sparkle on these championship rings. >> in is a coming out for new orleans. i mean, we are sending the message that we can recover from anything. >> reporter: this is the tenth super bowl in the big easy. but the first since katrina more than seven years ago when the super dome was the site of so much suffering. it stands today a monument to resilience. >> it's been a great story of the recovery with a lot of help from the whole nation
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused the nra of making a complete turn around on gun control checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anybody. >> this was the nra ceo. >> the criminals are not going to comply. >> the group responsible for that super bowl ad was mayors against illegal guns, a group found by new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> a 25-year-old man is be
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
of san francisco, the case involves a southern california pot club that sued the city of riverside over its decision to ban pot clubs. one side argued that state laws especially powers local governments to ban the establishment of pot clubs and the other side that they can only regulate the pot industry, not ban it all together. attorneys were interrupted by the justices several times and they appeared skeptical of the argument challenging the right of cities to ban pot clubs but one of the attorneys said that the court appeared divided. >> i feel that we clearly have certain justices in our corner. some of them showed their hands more than others. and i am -- feeling optimistic that those justices will be able to convince the ones that have a doubt. >> the court's special session at usf was to commemorate is school's history. the court will issue a ruling on the case within 90 days. >> sad and not surprised, that was the reaction of people that witnessed a crash that sent a woman to the hospital. a 29-year-old woman, a seven-year-old and a 1-year-old were crossing crestview drive when
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
. . >>> hundreds of people are meeting to discuss the city's crime problem. nbc bay's monty francis live with the story. monty? >> reporter: good evening. there is standing room only inside this theater behind me. the meeting was supposed to end at 5:00 but it is still going on now. bill bratton is not here but the man esteeming up with to review the oakland police department, rob wasserman is inside speaking. wasserman is the cheryl of the strategic policy partnership is he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the violence and prevention strategies. at this meeting he said he would help develop a living action plan and vowed at the end of the process, oakland would be a different city. he also called oakland one of the most complex policing environments in the u.s. >> the police can make a difference if they are focused and they're passionate and they're out there on the streets. if they have a presence. >> reporter: the homicide rate in oakland reached a six-year crime and violence jumped 23%. burglaries were up even more than that. and wasserman was telling the p
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
: the meeting ended about 30 minutes ago. robert wasserman is one of the consultants hired by the city of oakland and he was the main speaker. he is the chairman of the strategic policy partnership and he has a $100,000 contract with the city of oakland to review the crime prevention strategies. he is teaming up with police chief bill bratton to turn it around. they vowed at the end of the process oakland would be a different city. wasserman talked about the broken windows theory which focuses on minor crimes as a way of preventing major crimes..0÷ sf i think at this staining there is a desire for action and there is energy be it the residents of this area or the folks that occupy, it doesn't matter, there is energy and we have to get that energy focused. >> reporter: wasserman called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will b
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